Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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Fortress River
New Workshop General: Random Maps
File Size
0.071 MB
May 14, 2013 @ 2:51am
Nov 10, 2015 @ 7:27pm
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Fortress River

Fortress River is a Fortress-style no rush random map. Players start with walls, gates, and towers to protect their starting area. However, aside from a few forage bushes, all the resources a player needs will be outside the safety of their fortress. Thick forest hampers direct travel, and the only way to access your enemies is across a large river with broad patches of shallows which are challenging to defend. WIll you cross the river and expand your dominion? Or will the trees swallow your civilisation whole?

Key random factors:
-River position and orientation will vary
-Shallows may vary in position and number
-Team land areas may become large islands
-There may be extra sheep or relics
-Dogs can fly

AI Behaviour:
The standard AI has no problem playing Fortress river, and makes an excellent opponent!

-Use warships and transports effectively
-Explore carefully, and be sure to keep an eye on your immediate area - enemies can sneak up on you through narrow paths in the forests
-Defend the shallows
-Cavalry excel here with their speed and armour

If you wish to develop your own random map scripts, there are links and comments inside the .RMS file.

About Random Maps:
Random Maps are different every time you play them; the script defines rules about the environment and units etc, and the game engine randomises the placement of terrain and units based upon these rules. It's a new experience every time!

To play this map:
1. Open the Single Player or Multi Player game lobby
2. Change Game to Random Map
3. Change Type to Custom
4. Change Map to Fortress River V1
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Monkey Did Jan 13 @ 3:50pm 
Had me at "dogs can fly" !
Flipbug  [author] Nov 10, 2015 @ 7:26pm 
rgheadshot: I have updated the map. In this case it was a comment not correctly formatted that the new version of the game couldn't handle. Thanks for letting me know!
rgheadshot Nov 10, 2015 @ 9:53am 
This is giving a syntax error after the new patch. Any ideas?
Flipbug  [author] Jan 11, 2015 @ 9:41pm 
DOA: You may have a point. ;)
KrampustheKorntickler: Post a review once you've played a few games!
KrampustheKorntickler Jan 7, 2015 @ 8:06pm 
looks awesome, cant wait to try it!
DOA Jan 6, 2015 @ 3:44pm 
pretty fun, but too many relics.
Flipbug  [author] Aug 4, 2014 @ 1:10am 
WeeManBiggins88 : Glad you like :D It's a good map but the terrain makes it pretty challenging!

If you have any cool ideas for an RMS just let me know.
WeeManBiggins88 Aug 1, 2014 @ 5:18pm 
Trying this out with my Lan Pals tomorrow night! Looks amazing testing in multiplayer! Great job! MOAR PLS MOAR!!!!!!!!!
Flipbug  [author] Nov 11, 2013 @ 10:16pm 
ThelronKnuckle: You won the game.
TheIronKnuckle Nov 10, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
I'm guessing the easter egg is a flying dog